The Media & Communications in Australia

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Contributors

Mark Balnaves is Program Director of the Bachelor of Social Science program at the University of Queensland. An expert in research methods and the impact of new media, he is the author of Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods: An Investigative Approach and, with James Donald and Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, The Penguin Atlas of Media and Information. He has also published on social equity and telecommunications, the sociology of information and social psychology, and has produced multimedia coursework on descriptive statistics.

Trevor Barr is Professor, Media and Telecommunications, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Swinburne University in Melbourne. His latest book is newmedia.comau: The Changing Face of Australia's Media and Communications (Allen & Unwin, 2000). He has been employed as a senior adviser or consultant by a number of government and industry bodies, including the Commission for the Future, Telstra and Ericsson Australia.

Frances Bonner lectures in television, film and popular culture at the University of Queensland. She is co-author with Graeme Turner and P. David Marshall of Fame Games: The Production of Celebrity in Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and has published a number of articles on health coverage in magazines written jointly with Susan McKay, as well as occasional articles on film and on science fiction. She is currently working on Ordinary Television, a study of non-fiction television for Sage in the United Kingdom.

Kate Bowles is a lecturer in film and television history in the Communication and Cultural Studies program at the University of Wollongong and co-editor (with Sue Turnbull) of Tomorrow Never Knows: Soaps on Australian Television (AFI, 1994).

Stuart Cunningham is Professor and Director of the Creative Industries Research and Applications Centre (CIRAC), Queensland University of Technology. He is

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Abbreviations ix
  • Contributors xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Part One - Introduction *
  • 1 - The Media and Communications in Australia Today 3
  • Part Two - Approaches *
  • 2 - Media and Communications: Theoretical Traditions 23
  • 3 - Political Economy and News 35
  • 4 - Policy 48
  • 5 - Textual Analysis 62
  • 6 - Representation 72
  • 7 - Audiences 85
  • Part Three - Industries *
  • 8 - The Press 101
  • Notes 115
  • 9 - Telecommunications and the New Economy 117
  • 10 - Radio 133
  • 11 - Film and Video 152
  • 12 - Television and Pay TV 173
  • Notes 186
  • 13 - Magazines 188
  • Notes 199
  • 14 - Advertising 200
  • 15 - Public Relations 217
  • 16 - Popular Music 226
  • 17 - The Internet and Online Communication 244
  • 18 - Video and Computer Gaming 258
  • Part Four - Issues *
  • 19 - Media Ethics After ‘Cash for Comment’ 277
  • 20 - New Media and New Audiences 293
  • 21 - Youth Media 304
  • 22 - The Future of Journalism 320
  • 23 - The Future of Public Broadcasting 330
  • Reference 344
  • Index 370
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